Tag: Terrorism

4 Die in Jerusalem Attack as Palestinian Rams Truck Into Soldiers

JERUSALEM — A Palestinian driver plowed a truck into a group of Israeli soldiers as they were getting off a bus in Jerusalem on Sunday afternoon, killing four and injuring 17 others, according to the police and witnesses. The police called the episode an act of terrorism. Micky Rosenfeld, a police spokesman, said the attacker […]

TRUMP: Berlin Christmas market slaughter an ‘attack on humanity’

Outside his Florida estate Mar-a-Lago, President-elect Donald Trump told reporters that the attack on a Christmas market in Berlin was “an attack on humanity.” Trump had previously issued a statement on the Monday truck attack, which killed 12 people and injured dozens. ISIS claimed responsibility. When a reporter asked Trump about his previously stated plans to […]

Russia, Turkey and an Assassination

For the moment, the most important thing to say about Monday’s dramatic assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey by a lone gunman is that it has not ruptured relations between the two countries. It might have, given past tensions and Turkey’s dismay at Vladimir Putin’s role in the devastating civil war in Syria. Fortunately, the […]

Does the Arab world view Russian ambassador’s assassination as a trigger to a 3rd world war?

Tuesday’s print edition of the Syrian newspaper Al-Watan sported two interesting headlines on its first page. The left headline read  “Syria harshly condemns the assassination of Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov,” while the right headline suggested “Russia acting to bring the quickest possible solution to the crisis in Syria.” The Syrian regime’s newspapers dub the Syrian […]

Turkey, Russia and an Assassination: The Swirling Crises, Explained

Turkey and Russia, whose up-and-down relationship has helped shape the Syrian war and its related crises, shared a new trauma on Monday after an off-duty Turkish police officer assassinated Russia’s ambassador. The killing of Andrey G. Karlov in Ankara caused global alarm and raised questions about the larger consequences. On social media, many drew parallels […]

Trump condemns assassination of Russian ambassador

President-elect Donald Trump on Monday condemned the assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, calling it a “violation of all rules of civilized order” and saying it was carried out by a “radical Islamic terrorist.” “Today we offer our condolences to the family and loved ones of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, who was assassinated […]

Putin vows to punish ambassador’s killers

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday vowed to punish those responsible for the assassination of his nation’s ambassador to Turkey. Ambassador Andrey Karlov was shot and killed earlier Monday when a gunman opened fire in an art gallery located in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara. “A crime has been committed and it is without a doubt a […]

Trump links Islamist terrorists with Berlin attack

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Monday condemned the attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that killed 12 people, saying that “Islamist terrorists” were responsible for it. “ISIS and other Islamist terrorists continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad,” Trump said in a statement quoted by […]

Trump Names Entrepreneur, Terrorism Expert as Army Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump nominated Vincent Viola (shown) as secretary of the army on Monday, saying: “Whether it is his distinguished military service or highly impressive track record in the world of business, Vinnie has proved throughout his life that he knows how to be a leader and deliver major results in the face of any […]

Israeli lightly injured in West Bank shooting attack

An Israeli was lightly injured in a drive-by shooting attack near the West Bank settlement of Halamish, northwest of Ramallah, early Tuesday morning. The injured man was treated at the scene and later evacuated to Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, according to United Hatzalah. A search for the terrorist, who fled the scene, was […]